Open by Andre Agassi Rafa by Rafael Nadal The Inner Game of Tennis by W. Timothy Gallwey A Champion’s Mind by Pete Sampras You Cannot Be Serious by. 45 quotes from The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance: ‘When we plant a rose seed in the earth, we notice tha. A phenomenon when first published in , the Inner Game was a real revelation. Instead of serving up technique, it concentrated on the fact that, as Gallwey.

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This book is a classic — if you play tennis it’s a must read. To do these sorts of things, we need to stop thinking and let our unconscious self – “self 2” – take over, trusting hallwey This book isn’t just about timotjy, it’s about learning to do anything more naturally. The Inner Game of Tennis is well written, engaging, and probably the most practical and applicable book to my own life that I have ever read.

If you find yourself chastising yourself for losing focus, then you may be overcontrolling. Getting the clearest possible image of your desired outcomes is a most useful method for communicating with Self 2, especially when playing a match.

Sep 16, Ben rated it liked it. In tennis who is it that provides a person with the obstacles he needs in order to experience his highest limits? Want to Read saving…. After reading this enlightening and empowering book, Bame have definitively changed my state of mind. And sure enough with a bit of patience you can pull out quite a few gems of wisdom till you get to the last third. The topics of the 2 “self”s, focus, competition, and the pure “getting over yourself” aspect was extremely helpful.


So for tennis one could: Only by playing the role of your enemy does he become your true friend. If you’ve ever practiced a sport and truly felt ‘in the zone’ then this experience gzme be the anchor you need to absorb the potentially abstract topics gaame by Gallwey.

The longer I live, the greater my appreciation of the gift that life itself is.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. The author is a renowned sports and life coach who became famous with this book, in a large part because Harry Reasoner thought the principles in it couldn’t possible work and challenged to author to prove them.

There are techniques d A simple book with a powerful message – to quiet the mind, allows the body to excel. Whether you play tennis or other sports or no sports at all, this book will relate to at least one thing in your life.

Natural focus occurs when the mind is interested.

The Inner Game of Tennis – The Inner Game

Tim wrote this book tenmis 70s and since then this book became classics, it even kicked off new profession – coaching… The key idea of the book is that all of us are perfect from birth to death, so only limitation to achieve full potential are self-limitation we put on ourselves by being judgmental, unfocused and egocentric.

Trivia About The Inner Game of Judgmental labels usually lead to emotional reactions and then to tightness, trying too hard, self-condemnation, etc.

Within it, at all times, it contains its whole potential. Pointing to the blatant cruelties and limitations involved in a cultural pattern which tends to value only the winner and ignore even the positive qualities of the mediocre, they vehemently criticize competition.

The Inner Game of Tennis: The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance

I read it from the perspective of a musician, although I am not much of one anymore, and felt like there was some great wisdom there. The minute we try to take control the situation which self 1, our ego, wants to do, so it can feel like it accomplished somethingwe start faltering and messing up the music or missing hitting the ball.


What I really wanted, I realized, was to overcome the nervousness that was preventing me from playing my best and enjoying myself.

Thus, the inner game mostly deals with quieting your thinking brain; there seems to be a bunch of strategies, the simplest one simply being “focusing your attention on something, so your thinking brain is occupied and can’t interfere”.

Timothy Gallwey born in San Francisco is an author who has written a series of books in which he has set forth a new methodology for coaching and for the development of personal and professional excellence in a variety of fields that he calls “the Inner Game”.

The first skill to learn is the art of letting go the human inclination to judge ourselves and our performance as either good or bad. My friend, and some would say “coach,” gave this to me to read- believing that it would help me get over a few things that I have been strugg Preface: Return to Book Page. Now available in a revised paperback edition, this classic bestseller can change the way the game of tennis is played.

Nov 22, Vishal rated it really liked it. The rose is a rose from the time it is a seed to the time it dies. It is not trying to force focus, nor does it mean thinking hard about something.